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1,257 Apartments for rent in Bellevue, WA

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City Square Bellevue
938 110th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA | Downtown Bellvue
1 Bedroom
$1,540
598 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,123
1048 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 03:44 AM
Close to I-405, Bellevue Library, Ashwood Playfield, shopping at Bellevue Place, The Shops at the Bravern, City Hall Park, City Center Bellevue, Overlake Transit Center, Overlake Hospital, The Bellevue Collection, Robert E. McCormick Park. Pet-friendly apartments with underground parking.
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14 Units Available
Redmond Court
14629 NE 37th Pl
Bellevue, WA | Northeast Bellevue
1 Bedroom
$1,419
640 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,774
832 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 03:44 AM
Close to Highway 520, Overlake Plaza, Highland Middle School, Interlake High, Microsoft Campus, 520 Hiking Trail. On the 221 and 242 bus routes. Pet-friendly apartments with in-unit laundry, rentable cabana, playground, outdoor spa, game room, and heated outdoor pool.
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17 Units Available
Venn at Main
10333 NE 1st St
Bellevue, WA | Downtown Bellvue
Studio
$1,345
488 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,655
809 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,515
1070 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 03:44 AM
Pet-friendly community has rooftop lounge, stunning city views, and LEED certification. Apartments feature quartz countertops, high ceilings, and washer and dryer. Steps from Downtown Park, Bellevue Square Mall and more.
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7 Units Available
Surrey Downs
13035 SE 26th St
Bellevue, WA | Woodridge
1 Bedroom
$1,561
644 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,808
896 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 03:44 AM
Nearby schools: Bellevue College, Eastside Christian School, Woodridge Elementary, Tyee Middle School, Newport High. Close to Mercer Slough Nature Park, I-405, I-90, Sunset Creek, Cermak Shopping, Amazon HQ, T-Mobile HQ. Amenities include basketball court, fitness trail, heated outdoor pool, hot tub.
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6 Units Available
Bellevue Meadows
4277 148th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA | Northeast Bellevue
1 Bedroom
$1,436
644 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,700
881 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 03:44 AM
Walk to local shopping, dining, entertainment and nightlife from renovated 1-2 bedroom apartments. Modern kitchens, fireplaces, walk-in closets and patios/balconies. Pet-friendly green community with pool, tennis court, volleyball court and gym. Access to Hwy. 520.
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31 Units Available
888 Apartments Bellevue
888 108th Avenue NE
Bellevue, WA | Downtown Bellvue
Studio
$1,510
522 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,030
688 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,385
1073 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 03:34 AM
We are offering tours by appointment. Call us today for more information! 888 is 158 luxury residences on 18 floors with stunning territorial views of downtown Bellevue and beyond.
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38 Units Available
Hampton Greens
4747 148th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA | Northeast Bellevue
1 Bedroom
$1,635
661 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,860
889 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 03:34 AM
Attractive 16-acre grounds situated just outside Redmond. Adjacent to Bellevue Golf Course and within minutes of Marymoor Park and Microsoft HQ. Stainless steel appliances, air conditioning and carpeting.
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24 Units Available
Kendall Ridge
15301 NE 20th St
Bellevue, WA | Crossroads
Studio
$1,400
450 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,530
650 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,800
875 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 03:34 AM
Great location with easy access to the freeways and major bus lines for easy commuting. Newly renovated apartment homes have washer/dryers in-home, spacious rooms and large closets.
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8 Units Available
Cerasa
10961 Northeast 2nd Place
Bellevue, WA | Downtown Bellvue
Studio
$1,521
443 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,563
765 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 4 at 03:34 AM
We are offering tours by appointment - schedule yours today! Discover an enviable lifestyle at the core, wrapped in standout design, cool stylish interiors and privately serene homes in the middle of a lively, flourishing downtown scene.
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26 Units Available
The Lakes Apartments
14710 NE 40th St
Bellevue, WA | Northeast Bellevue
1 Bedroom
$1,432
775 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,854
1177 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 03:34 AM
Woodlands, in-property streams and amenities that boast a 24-hour gym, pool and hot tub, and media room. Homes feature options to upgrade your life with granite counters, spiral staircases and vaulted ceilings.
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Borgata Apartment Homes
37 103rd Ave NE
Bellevue, WA | Downtown Bellvue
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,764
685 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,966
1156 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 01:48 AM
Right next to Downtown Park in Bellevue. Close to Hillfair Shopping Center, Whalers Cove, Bellevue Square Mall, I-405, The Shops at The Bravern. Small scale, pet-friendly boutique community with onsite storage, bike storage, Bellevue Park and city views.
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5 Units Available
Yarrowood Highlands
11330 NE 36th Pl
Bellevue, WA | Northwest Bellevue
2 Bedrooms
$1,885
1208 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 4 at 01:48 AM
Great for commuters, just 6 minutes to Bellevue and 8 minutes to Kirkland. Units feature open-concept living area, personal patios, and wood-style flooring. Community offers playground, spa, and pool.
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40 Units Available
Blu Bellevue
75 102nd Ave NE
Bellevue, WA | Downtown Bellvue
Studio
$1,895
569 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,195
743 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,495
1051 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 01:48 AM
Blu Bellevue is all about you.
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Main Street Flats
10575 Main St
Bellevue, WA | Downtown Bellvue
Studio
$1,640
534 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,790
687 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,080
1273 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 01:47 AM
Upscale units have granite countertops, hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, and in-unit laundry. Enjoy outdoor living with rooftop terrace featuring gorgeous skyline views. 24-hour gym, clubhouse, coffee bar, courtyard. Dog- and cat-friendly.
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23 Units Available
Metro 112 Apartments
317 112th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA | Downtown Bellevue
Studio
$1,510
499 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,870
730 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,745
1075 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 01:47 AM
Conveniently located near I-405, I-90, 520, and just a short walk from dining, shopping, and entertainment. Units have granite countertops, fireplace, hardwood floors, and stainless steel appliances. Rooftop deck, gym, media room, courtyard, clubhouse, billiards.
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16 Units Available
12 Central Square
10290 NE 12th St
Bellevue, WA | Northwest Bellevue
2 Bedrooms
$2,100
1200 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 01:47 AM
Located in the downtown area. Luxury, resort-style community with stunning views. Pool, whirlpool spas, community room, and fitness room. Cat-friendly. Controlled access. Luxurious interiors with granite countertops and access walls.
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3 Units Available
Colonial Square
1616 156th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA | Crossroads
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,380
520 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 4 at 01:47 AM
Luxurious units with stainless steel appliances, maple cabinets, and granite counters. Community includes heated indoor pool, spa, and BBQ grills. Located in the heart of Bellevue, WA, close to parks and schools.
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1 Unit Available
Park in Bellevue
1515 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA | Northwest Bellevue
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,695
1185 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 01:47 AM
Nearby schools: Sacred Heart Elementary, Bellevue Christian Schools, Chinook Middle School, Clyde Hill Elementary. Close to shopping at Lincoln Square and Bellevue Square Mall, Downtown Park, Bellevue Arts Museum, Overlake Hospital. Amenities include spa, short-term leases, year-round pool.
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24 Units Available
Sparc Apartments
1227 124th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA | Wilburton
Studio
$1,420
653 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,571
665 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,633
1110 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 01:47 AM
Welcome home to the vibrant, modern community of Sparc Apartments, located in the emerging Spring District of Bellevue, WA. Feel the pulse of our unique neighborhood, a perfect combination of urban and suburban living.
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81 Units Available
Hyde Square
2030 155th Place NE
Bellevue, WA | Northeast Bellevue
Studio
$1,586
550 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,699
746 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,775
1044 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 01:47 AM
High-rise living with stunning views of the Manhattan skyline and the Empire State Building. Rooftop terrace, oversized windows, balconies, and self-controlled heating and A/C. On-site superintendent.
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18 Units Available
The Bravern
688 110th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA | Downtown Bellvue
Studio
$1,830
709 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,435
890 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,570
1630 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 01:47 AM
Located close to I-405, adjacent to Meydenbauer Center and just minutes from Bellevue City Hall. The Signature Plaza takes over the fourth floor of the complex. Residents enjoy using the on-site sauna, gym and media room.
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40 Units Available
Liv
2170 NE Bel Red Rd
Bellevue, WA | Overlake
Studio
$1,475
442 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,339
686 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,275
1112 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 01:47 AM
Located south of Microsoft headquarters and near Lake Sammamish. Socialize in the wine bistro, sports lounge or on one of five rooftop decks. Special features include concierge service and a fitness center on two levels.
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7 Units Available
Lux
1000 100th Avenue Northeast
Bellevue, WA | Downtown Bellvue
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,510
765 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,900
1123 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 01:47 AM
Infused with modern sophistication, quartz counters, stainless steel appliances, private decks and the comforts of air conditioning and garage parking. Energize, interact and relax at the rooftop terrace and 24-hour fitness center.
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19 Units Available
Central Park East
15207 NE 16th Pl
Bellevue, WA | Crossroads
Studio
$944
238 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,437
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,639
1119 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 01:47 AM
Nearby schools: Interlake High, Sherwood Forest Elementary, Highland Middle School, Stevenson Elementary, Bellevue College, The Jewish Day School. Close to Highway 520, I-405, shopping at Crossroads Bellevue, Crossroads Park, and Lake Sammamish. Pet-friendly apartments with basketball court & pool.

Median Rent in Bellevue

Last updated Nov. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Bellevue is $1,902, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $2,036.
Studio
$1,773
1 Bed
$1,902
2 Beds
$2,036
3+ Beds
$2,490
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How much is rent in Bellevue?
In Bellevue, the median rent is $1,773 for a studio, $1,902 for a 1-bedroom, $2,036 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,490 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Bellevue, check out our monthly Bellevue Rent Report.
How much is rent in Bellevue?
In Bellevue, the median rent is $1,773 for a studio, $1,902 for a 1-bedroom, $2,036 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,490 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Bellevue, check out our monthly Bellevue Rent Report.
How can I find a cheap apartment in Bellevue?
You can filter cheap apartments in Bellevue by price: under $1,800, under $1,600, under $1,400, under $1,200, or search by apartments that are offering move-in specials.
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You can filter cheap apartments in Bellevue by price: under $1,800, under $1,600, under $1,400, under $1,200, or search by apartments that are offering move-in specials.
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You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Bellevue apartments that allow pets.
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How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Bellevue properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Bellevue properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How much should I pay for rent in Bellevue?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Bellevue.
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How can I find off-campus housing in Bellevue?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Bellevue. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include University of Washington-Seattle Campus, City University of Seattle, Seattle Central College, Seattle Pacific University, and Seattle University.
How can I find off-campus housing in Bellevue?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Bellevue. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include University of Washington-Seattle Campus, City University of Seattle, Seattle Central College, Seattle Pacific University, and Seattle University.

Median Rent in Bellevue

Last updated Nov. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Bellevue is $1,902, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $2,036.
Studio
$1,773
1 Bed
$1,902
2 Beds
$2,036
3+ Beds
$2,490

City Guide

Bellevue
Nestled in the suburban nirvana of Washington Lake's east banks. Bellevue is a shining example of comfortable suburban living on clean streets for all to enjoy.
Nestled in the suburban nirvana of Washington Lake's east banks. Bellevue is a shining example of comfortable suburban living on clean streets for all to enjoy.

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Paradise With a myriad of enormous parks, nature preserves, and mountain trails, this city is a nature paradise within city limits.

Suburbia The streets are kept clean, and the lawns meticulously groomed.

Commute Most people need a car to live a convenient lifestyle around here. Traffic isn't too bad, either. But there is public transportation, if necessary.

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Paradise With a myriad of enormous parks, nature preserves, and mountain trails, this city is a nature paradise within city limits.

Suburbia The streets are kept clean, and the lawns meticulously groomed.

Commute Most people need a car to live a convenient lifestyle around here. Traffic isn't too bad, either. But there is public transportation, if necessary.

Neighborhoods in Bellevue

Downtown: Bellevue's suburbanite version of a downtown is a haven. Bellevue has created its own breed of urban living. Go downtown for shopping, bowling, or a movie. Between Bellevue Square, Lincoln Square, and Bellevue Place, one can spend hours in shops, casual suburban-mall chain stores, and plenty of restaurants and eateries in between. The Downtown Park is wonderful, with lots of green space in the warmer months, and an ice rink for the frozen months. Those of the artistic breed can get their fix at the numerous art galleries, the Bellevue Arts Museum, the annual Bellevue Festival of the Arts, and the biennial (biannual?) Bellevue Sculpture Exhibition.

West Bellevue: A great haven for those tired living the bright city lights and the fast-paced downtown hustle. Here, you can enjoy those twinkling lights among the urban skylines from a distance, complimented by the natural comfort of leafy, green woods and serene views of Lake Washington.

Beaux Arts Village: Neighborhood on the shores of Lake Washington.Walkable streets are decorated with a sea-inspired feel.

Northwest Bellevue: A community of suburban homes with carefully kept lawns, and apartments. Easily walk to downtown Bellevue, or cruise over to downtown Kirkland (less than 5 minutes away) and downtown Seattle (20 minutes away) for a trendier bar, club, live music scene.

Woodridge: Charming, down to earth, and pleasantly placed in between the larger-than-suburban-life nature areas of Woodridge Park, Kelsey Park, and Mercer Slough Nature Park.

Wilburton: Just east of downtown. Home to beautiful old growth woods and the Bellevue Botanical Garden.

Crossroads: The Crossroads neighborhood is affordable and in a convenient location. It has low key neighborhood pubs and wine bars. There are tons of great little spots for shopping and eating, as well as a movie theater. And, the mother of all chess boards is located right here. Well, here in Bellevue, games are fought right here on the floor of the Crossroads Mall. On, the floor? Yes. This shopping center features life-size chess pieces.

West Lake Hills: Woodsy, rustic, and parks everywhere you look, this area is a nature-rich neighborhood in a cosmopolitan city.

East Lake Hills: Just across the greenbelt from West Lake Hills, and nicely nestled between Phantom Lake and Lake Sammamish, this neighborhood is the American Dream of west coast suburbanites in need of woodsy views, peaceful nature hikes, and serene lake scenes.

North East Bellevue: A Bellevue suburb standard: big yards, large homes, woodsy scenery, the neighborhood country club, and quick access to nearby shopping centers with movie theaters.

Bridle Trails: Enjoy huge lots hidden in rural scenery, all close enough to downtown conveniences, none too close for comfort. Enormous houses on enormous lots. Nights are dark under brightly shining stars.

Factoria: Located at one of the biggest freeway intersections in the area, this modest neighborhood is affordable. It is within minutes of downtown.

Cougar Mountain: Spoil yourself with a backyard spanning over 3,000 acres of majestic old-growth woods. Yep, that's the life. Neighbors here get to enjoy the Cougar Mountain Wildland Park, along with lake and mountain views breathtaking enough to save even the weariest of souls. Life here moves at a slower pace, taking on the personality of a small town. And, a quick trip down I-90 can get you back to big city necessities any time you need.

Neighborhoods in Bellevue
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Downtown: Bellevue's suburbanite version of a downtown is a haven. Bellevue has created its own breed of urban living. Go downtown for shopping, bowling, or a movie. Between Bellevue Square, Lincoln Square, and Bellevue Place, one can spend hours in shops, casual suburban-mall chain stores, and plenty of restaurants and eateries in between. The Downtown Park is wonderful, with lots of green space in the warmer months, and an ice rink for the frozen months. Those of the artistic breed can get their fix at the numerous art galleries, the Bellevue Arts Museum, the annual Bellevue Festival of the Arts, and the biennial (biannual?) Bellevue Sculpture Exhibition.

West Bellevue: A great haven for those tired living the bright city lights and the fast-paced downtown hustle. Here, you can enjoy those twinkling lights among the urban skylines from a distance, complimented by the natural comfort of leafy, green woods and serene views of Lake Washington.

Beaux Arts Village: Neighborhood on the shores of Lake Washington.Walkable streets are decorated with a sea-inspired feel.

Northwest Bellevue: A community of suburban homes with carefully kept lawns, and apartments. Easily walk to downtown Bellevue, or cruise over to downtown Kirkland (less than 5 minutes away) and downtown Seattle (20 minutes away) for a trendier bar, club, live music scene.

Woodridge: Charming, down to earth, and pleasantly placed in between the larger-than-suburban-life nature areas of Woodridge Park, Kelsey Park, and Mercer Slough Nature Park.

Wilburton: Just east of downtown. Home to beautiful old growth woods and the Bellevue Botanical Garden.

Crossroads: The Crossroads neighborhood is affordable and in a convenient location. It has low key neighborhood pubs and wine bars. There are tons of great little spots for shopping and eating, as well as a movie theater. And, the mother of all chess boards is located right here. Well, here in Bellevue, games are fought right here on the floor of the Crossroads Mall. On, the floor? Yes. This shopping center features life-size chess pieces.

West Lake Hills: Woodsy, rustic, and parks everywhere you look, this area is a nature-rich neighborhood in a cosmopolitan city.

East Lake Hills: Just across the greenbelt from West Lake Hills, and nicely nestled between Phantom Lake and Lake Sammamish, this neighborhood is the American Dream of west coast suburbanites in need of woodsy views, peaceful nature hikes, and serene lake scenes.

North East Bellevue: A Bellevue suburb standard: big yards, large homes, woodsy scenery, the neighborhood country club, and quick access to nearby shopping centers with movie theaters.

Bridle Trails: Enjoy huge lots hidden in rural scenery, all close enough to downtown conveniences, none too close for comfort. Enormous houses on enormous lots. Nights are dark under brightly shining stars.

Factoria: Located at one of the biggest freeway intersections in the area, this modest neighborhood is affordable. It is within minutes of downtown.

Cougar Mountain: Spoil yourself with a backyard spanning over 3,000 acres of majestic old-growth woods. Yep, that's the life. Neighbors here get to enjoy the Cougar Mountain Wildland Park, along with lake and mountain views breathtaking enough to save even the weariest of souls. Life here moves at a slower pace, taking on the personality of a small town. And, a quick trip down I-90 can get you back to big city necessities any time you need.

Best of Luck

If you are still reading this, then there must be something whispering in your ear, lightly encouraging and strangely calming, saying that this Bellevue is the place for you. So, go forth, with my most earnest wish that you have the best of luck in getting the most bang for your buck!

-By Katy Comal

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If you are still reading this, then there must be something whispering in your ear, lightly encouraging and strangely calming, saying that this Bellevue is the place for you. So, go forth, with my most earnest wish that you have the best of luck in getting the most bang for your buck!

-By Katy Comal

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City Guide

Bellevue
Nestled in the suburban nirvana of Washington Lake's east banks. Bellevue is a shining example of comfortable suburban living on clean streets for all to enjoy.
Nestled in the suburban nirvana of Washington Lake's east banks. Bellevue is a shining example of comfortable suburban living on clean streets for all to enjoy.

Having trouble with Craigslist Bellevue? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!

Bellevue Apartment Hunting Tips

Paradise With a myriad of enormous parks, nature preserves, and mountain trails, this city is a nature paradise within city limits.

Suburbia The streets are kept clean, and the lawns meticulously groomed.

Commute Most people need a car to live a convenient lifestyle around here. Traffic isn't too bad, either. But there is public transportation, if necessary.

Bellevue Apartment Hunting Tips
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Paradise With a myriad of enormous parks, nature preserves, and mountain trails, this city is a nature paradise within city limits.

Suburbia The streets are kept clean, and the lawns meticulously groomed.

Commute Most people need a car to live a convenient lifestyle around here. Traffic isn't too bad, either. But there is public transportation, if necessary.

Neighborhoods in Bellevue

Downtown: Bellevue's suburbanite version of a downtown is a haven. Bellevue has created its own breed of urban living. Go downtown for shopping, bowling, or a movie. Between Bellevue Square, Lincoln Square, and Bellevue Place, one can spend hours in shops, casual suburban-mall chain stores, and plenty of restaurants and eateries in between. The Downtown Park is wonderful, with lots of green space in the warmer months, and an ice rink for the frozen months. Those of the artistic breed can get their fix at the numerous art galleries, the Bellevue Arts Museum, the annual Bellevue Festival of the Arts, and the biennial (biannual?) Bellevue Sculpture Exhibition.

West Bellevue: A great haven for those tired living the bright city lights and the fast-paced downtown hustle. Here, you can enjoy those twinkling lights among the urban skylines from a distance, complimented by the natural comfort of leafy, green woods and serene views of Lake Washington.

Beaux Arts Village: Neighborhood on the shores of Lake Washington.Walkable streets are decorated with a sea-inspired feel.

Northwest Bellevue: A community of suburban homes with carefully kept lawns, and apartments. Easily walk to downtown Bellevue, or cruise over to downtown Kirkland (less than 5 minutes away) and downtown Seattle (20 minutes away) for a trendier bar, club, live music scene.

Woodridge: Charming, down to earth, and pleasantly placed in between the larger-than-suburban-life nature areas of Woodridge Park, Kelsey Park, and Mercer Slough Nature Park.

Wilburton: Just east of downtown. Home to beautiful old growth woods and the Bellevue Botanical Garden.

Crossroads: The Crossroads neighborhood is affordable and in a convenient location. It has low key neighborhood pubs and wine bars. There are tons of great little spots for shopping and eating, as well as a movie theater. And, the mother of all chess boards is located right here. Well, here in Bellevue, games are fought right here on the floor of the Crossroads Mall. On, the floor? Yes. This shopping center features life-size chess pieces.

West Lake Hills: Woodsy, rustic, and parks everywhere you look, this area is a nature-rich neighborhood in a cosmopolitan city.

East Lake Hills: Just across the greenbelt from West Lake Hills, and nicely nestled between Phantom Lake and Lake Sammamish, this neighborhood is the American Dream of west coast suburbanites in need of woodsy views, peaceful nature hikes, and serene lake scenes.

North East Bellevue: A Bellevue suburb standard: big yards, large homes, woodsy scenery, the neighborhood country club, and quick access to nearby shopping centers with movie theaters.

Bridle Trails: Enjoy huge lots hidden in rural scenery, all close enough to downtown conveniences, none too close for comfort. Enormous houses on enormous lots. Nights are dark under brightly shining stars.

Factoria: Located at one of the biggest freeway intersections in the area, this modest neighborhood is affordable. It is within minutes of downtown.

Cougar Mountain: Spoil yourself with a backyard spanning over 3,000 acres of majestic old-growth woods. Yep, that's the life. Neighbors here get to enjoy the Cougar Mountain Wildland Park, along with lake and mountain views breathtaking enough to save even the weariest of souls. Life here moves at a slower pace, taking on the personality of a small town. And, a quick trip down I-90 can get you back to big city necessities any time you need.

Neighborhoods in Bellevue
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Downtown: Bellevue's suburbanite version of a downtown is a haven. Bellevue has created its own breed of urban living. Go downtown for shopping, bowling, or a movie. Between Bellevue Square, Lincoln Square, and Bellevue Place, one can spend hours in shops, casual suburban-mall chain stores, and plenty of restaurants and eateries in between. The Downtown Park is wonderful, with lots of green space in the warmer months, and an ice rink for the frozen months. Those of the artistic breed can get their fix at the numerous art galleries, the Bellevue Arts Museum, the annual Bellevue Festival of the Arts, and the biennial (biannual?) Bellevue Sculpture Exhibition.

West Bellevue: A great haven for those tired living the bright city lights and the fast-paced downtown hustle. Here, you can enjoy those twinkling lights among the urban skylines from a distance, complimented by the natural comfort of leafy, green woods and serene views of Lake Washington.

Beaux Arts Village: Neighborhood on the shores of Lake Washington.Walkable streets are decorated with a sea-inspired feel.

Northwest Bellevue: A community of suburban homes with carefully kept lawns, and apartments. Easily walk to downtown Bellevue, or cruise over to downtown Kirkland (less than 5 minutes away) and downtown Seattle (20 minutes away) for a trendier bar, club, live music scene.

Woodridge: Charming, down to earth, and pleasantly placed in between the larger-than-suburban-life nature areas of Woodridge Park, Kelsey Park, and Mercer Slough Nature Park.

Wilburton: Just east of downtown. Home to beautiful old growth woods and the Bellevue Botanical Garden.

Crossroads: The Crossroads neighborhood is affordable and in a convenient location. It has low key neighborhood pubs and wine bars. There are tons of great little spots for shopping and eating, as well as a movie theater. And, the mother of all chess boards is located right here. Well, here in Bellevue, games are fought right here on the floor of the Crossroads Mall. On, the floor? Yes. This shopping center features life-size chess pieces.

West Lake Hills: Woodsy, rustic, and parks everywhere you look, this area is a nature-rich neighborhood in a cosmopolitan city.

East Lake Hills: Just across the greenbelt from West Lake Hills, and nicely nestled between Phantom Lake and Lake Sammamish, this neighborhood is the American Dream of west coast suburbanites in need of woodsy views, peaceful nature hikes, and serene lake scenes.

North East Bellevue: A Bellevue suburb standard: big yards, large homes, woodsy scenery, the neighborhood country club, and quick access to nearby shopping centers with movie theaters.

Bridle Trails: Enjoy huge lots hidden in rural scenery, all close enough to downtown conveniences, none too close for comfort. Enormous houses on enormous lots. Nights are dark under brightly shining stars.

Factoria: Located at one of the biggest freeway intersections in the area, this modest neighborhood is affordable. It is within minutes of downtown.

Cougar Mountain: Spoil yourself with a backyard spanning over 3,000 acres of majestic old-growth woods. Yep, that's the life. Neighbors here get to enjoy the Cougar Mountain Wildland Park, along with lake and mountain views breathtaking enough to save even the weariest of souls. Life here moves at a slower pace, taking on the personality of a small town. And, a quick trip down I-90 can get you back to big city necessities any time you need.

Best of Luck

If you are still reading this, then there must be something whispering in your ear, lightly encouraging and strangely calming, saying that this Bellevue is the place for you. So, go forth, with my most earnest wish that you have the best of luck in getting the most bang for your buck!

-By Katy Comal

Best of Luck
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If you are still reading this, then there must be something whispering in your ear, lightly encouraging and strangely calming, saying that this Bellevue is the place for you. So, go forth, with my most earnest wish that you have the best of luck in getting the most bang for your buck!

-By Katy Comal

Rent Report
Bellevue

December 2020 Bellevue Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2020 Bellevue Rent Report. Bellevue rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Bellevue rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Bellevue rents decline sharply over the past month

Bellevue rents have declined 2.0% over the past month, and have decreased sharply by 8.2% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Bellevue stand at $1,902 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,037 for a two-bedroom. This is the seventh straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in April. Bellevue's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of -6.0%, as well as the national average of -1.3%.

    Rent trends vary across the Seattle Metro

    While rent prices have decreased in Bellevue over the past year, the rest of the metro is seeing varying rent trends. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Seattle metro, half have seen increases, while the other half have been decreasing. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • Tacoma has the least expensive rents in the Seattle metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,422; the city has also experienced the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 3.5%.
    • Over the past year, Seattle proper has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 16.4%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,739, while one-bedrooms go for $1,395.
    • Redmond has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Seattle metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,106; rents went down 1.2% over the past month and 6.5% over the past year.

    Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Bellevue

    As rents have fallen sharply in Bellevue, a few large cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Compared to most large cities across the country, Bellevue is less affordable for renters.

    • Washington as a whole has logged -6.0% year-over-year decline, while other cities across the state have seen rents significantly on the rise. For example, rents have grown by 4.9% in Vancouver and 4.3% in Spokane.
    • Bellevue's median two-bedroom rent of $2,037 is above the national average of $1,095. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.3% over the past year compared to the 8.2% decline in Bellevue.
    • While rents in Bellevue fell sharply over the past year, the city of Phoenix saw an increase of 3.9%.
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Bellevue than most large cities. For example, Spokane has a median 2BR rent of $1,046, where Bellevue is nearly twice that price.

    For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S.

    City
    Median 1BR Rent
    Median 2BR Rent
    M/M Rent Growth
    Y/Y Rent Growth
    Seattle
    $1,390
    $1,740
    -5.6%
    -16.4%
    Tacoma
    $1,080
    $1,420
    0.8%
    3.5%
    Bellevue
    $1,900
    $2,040
    -2%
    -8.2%
    Everett
    $1,180
    $1,470
    -0.5%
    0.9%
    Kent
    $1,280
    $1,630
    0
    1.9%
    Renton
    $1,410
    $1,850
    -1.3%
    -0.3%
    Federal Way
    $1,320
    $1,560
    -0.2%
    1%
    Redmond
    $1,880
    $2,110
    -1.2%
    -6.5%
    Kirkland
    $1,800
    $2,080
    -0.8%
    -2.9%
    Lynnwood
    $1,180
    $1,460
    -1.4%
    1.2%
    Bothell
    $1,670
    $1,910
    -0.9%
    -0.1%
    See More

    Methodology - Recent Updates:

    Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

    Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post about the methodology on our blog.

    Methodology:

    Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

    Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

    Read more about our methodology.

    About Rent Reports:

    Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

    We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

    Read More

    December 2020 Bellevue Rent Report

    Welcome to the December 2020 Bellevue Rent Report. Bellevue rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Bellevue rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

    View full Rent Report

    December 2020 Bellevue Rent Report

    Welcome to the December 2020 Bellevue Rent Report. Bellevue rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Bellevue rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

    Bellevue rents decline sharply over the past month

    Bellevue rents have declined 2.0% over the past month, and have decreased sharply by 8.2% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Bellevue stand at $1,902 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,037 for a two-bedroom. This is the seventh straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in April. Bellevue's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of -6.0%, as well as the national average of -1.3%.

      Rent trends vary across the Seattle Metro

      While rent prices have decreased in Bellevue over the past year, the rest of the metro is seeing varying rent trends. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Seattle metro, half have seen increases, while the other half have been decreasing. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

      • Tacoma has the least expensive rents in the Seattle metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,422; the city has also experienced the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 3.5%.
      • Over the past year, Seattle proper has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 16.4%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,739, while one-bedrooms go for $1,395.
      • Redmond has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Seattle metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,106; rents went down 1.2% over the past month and 6.5% over the past year.

      Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Bellevue

      As rents have fallen sharply in Bellevue, a few large cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Compared to most large cities across the country, Bellevue is less affordable for renters.

      • Washington as a whole has logged -6.0% year-over-year decline, while other cities across the state have seen rents significantly on the rise. For example, rents have grown by 4.9% in Vancouver and 4.3% in Spokane.
      • Bellevue's median two-bedroom rent of $2,037 is above the national average of $1,095. Nationwide, rents have fallen by 1.3% over the past year compared to the 8.2% decline in Bellevue.
      • While rents in Bellevue fell sharply over the past year, the city of Phoenix saw an increase of 3.9%.
      • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Bellevue than most large cities. For example, Spokane has a median 2BR rent of $1,046, where Bellevue is nearly twice that price.

      For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S.

      City
      Median 1BR Rent
      Median 2BR Rent
      M/M Rent Growth
      Y/Y Rent Growth
      Seattle
      $1,390
      $1,740
      -5.6%
      -16.4%
      Tacoma
      $1,080
      $1,420
      0.8%
      3.5%
      Bellevue
      $1,900
      $2,040
      -2%
      -8.2%
      Everett
      $1,180
      $1,470
      -0.5%
      0.9%
      Kent
      $1,280
      $1,630
      0
      1.9%
      Renton
      $1,410
      $1,850
      -1.3%
      -0.3%
      Federal Way
      $1,320
      $1,560
      -0.2%
      1%
      Redmond
      $1,880
      $2,110
      -1.2%
      -6.5%
      Kirkland
      $1,800
      $2,080
      -0.8%
      -2.9%
      Lynnwood
      $1,180
      $1,460
      -1.4%
      1.2%
      Bothell
      $1,670
      $1,910
      -0.9%
      -0.1%
      See More

      Methodology - Recent Updates:

      Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

      Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post about the methodology on our blog.

      Methodology:

      Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

      Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

      Read more about our methodology.

      About Rent Reports:

      Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

      We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.

      Bellevue Renter Confidence Survey
      National study of renter’s satisfaction with their cities and states

      Here’s how Bellevue ranks on:

      A+
      Overall satisfaction
      A+
      Safety and crime rate
      A+
      Jobs and career opportunities
      B+
      Recreational activities
      C+
      Affordability
      A-
      Quality of schools
      B
      Weather
      A+
      Commute time
      A-
      State and local taxes
      A
      Public transit
      B+
      Pet-friendliness

      Overview of Findings

      Apartment List has released Bellevue’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

      "Bellevue renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "However, ratings varied greatly across different categories, indicating that even though renters love Bellevue, some aspects can be better."

      Key findings in Bellevue include the following:

      • Bellevue renters gave their city an A+ overall.
      • The highest-rated categories for Bellevue were jobs and career opportunities, safety and low crime rate, and commute time, which all received A+ grades.
      • The areas of concern to Bellevue renters are social life (F) and affordability (C+).
      • Bellevue did relatively well compared to other cities in Washington, including Seattle (B+), Spokane (C+) and Tacoma (C+).
      • Bellevue did relatively well compared to other cities nationwide, including Los Angeles, CA (C+), New York, NY (C+) and Miami, FL (C+).
      • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

      Renters say:

      • "I love that it is safe and close to my job. But I am a married woman living with roommates because I could never afford living in Bellevue without my spouse and I having assistance." – Ashlee C.
      • "Safe for a big city. Lots of opportunities. Bad traffic and the cost of living is too expensive for a single person." – Anon.
      • "I love the weather and the greenery! I live very close to the city but still feel like I can get away from it all when I go home." – Jess T.
      • "Bellevue’s beautiful, but the people here are set in their ways and it can be difficult to make friends." – Suzii G.

      For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

      View our national survey results here.
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      Renter Confidence Survey

      Apartment List has released Bellevue’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

      "Bellevue renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. ...

      View full Bellevue Renter Survey

      Here’s how Bellevue ranks on:

      A+
      Overall satisfaction
      A+
      Safety and crime rate
      A+
      Jobs and career opportunities
      B+
      Recreational activities
      C+
      Affordability
      A-
      Quality of schools
      B
      Weather
      A+
      Commute time
      A-
      State and local taxes
      A
      Public transit
      B+
      Pet-friendliness

      Overview of Findings

      Apartment List has released Bellevue’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

      "Bellevue renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "However, ratings varied greatly across different categories, indicating that even though renters love Bellevue, some aspects can be better."

      Key findings in Bellevue include the following:

      • Bellevue renters gave their city an A+ overall.
      • The highest-rated categories for Bellevue were jobs and career opportunities, safety and low crime rate, and commute time, which all received A+ grades.
      • The areas of concern to Bellevue renters are social life (F) and affordability (C+).
      • Bellevue did relatively well compared to other cities in Washington, including Seattle (B+), Spokane (C+) and Tacoma (C+).
      • Bellevue did relatively well compared to other cities nationwide, including Los Angeles, CA (C+), New York, NY (C+) and Miami, FL (C+).
      • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

      Renters say:

      • "I love that it is safe and close to my job. But I am a married woman living with roommates because I could never afford living in Bellevue without my spouse and I having assistance." – Ashlee C.
      • "Safe for a big city. Lots of opportunities. Bad traffic and the cost of living is too expensive for a single person." – Anon.
      • "I love the weather and the greenery! I live very close to the city but still feel like I can get away from it all when I go home." – Jess T.
      • "Bellevue’s beautiful, but the people here are set in their ways and it can be difficult to make friends." – Suzii G.

      For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

      View our national survey results here.